Digital Transformation in Mining

Why Open Standards are Essential to the Mining Industry’s Future

Why Open Standards are Essential to the Mining Industry’s Future

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Lately, every mining executive we connect with focuses on leveraging data and interoperability to drive productivity and profitability within their operations. They see how the industry is changing from an “ore-push” to a “customer order-pull” model in which market demands influence production. This change is behind the drive to connect together the systems used...

How Small to Medium Mines, Quarries, and Contractors Drive Improvements with Data Technology

How Small to Medium Mines, Quarries, and Contractors Drive Improvements with Data Technology

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Modern mining is a complex process. Distinct departments, each with their own systems and procedures, need to work in concert to extract ore and convert it into a worthwhile commodity. The activities of block modeling, mine planning, drilling and blasting, loading and hauling, maintenance, crushing, beneficiation, and other areas can all affect the performance...

Use Cases for Mining BI: How Advanced Technology Unlocks Real Value at Mine Sites

Use Cases for Mining BI: How Advanced Technology Unlocks Real Value at Mine Sites

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Mines are drowning in data, but starving for information. The systems used in modern mining generate enormous volumes of facts and figures about daily operations, but they can prove troublesome to analyze. Fortunately, business intelligence platforms like Avoca Mining BI have the ability to take that data and transform it into actionable insights miners...

System 6 Spotlight #2: How Wenco handles mining data to extract more unrealized value

System 6 Spotlight #2: How Wenco handles mining data to extract more unrealized value

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The last System 6 Spotlight showed how the newest edition of the Wenco Mine Performance Suite re-imagines mine monitoring and fleet control. Today, we go under the hood to explain how the updates in System 6 handle your mining data differently, extracting new value from analytics and laying the groundwork for autonomous mining. Bringing...

Wenco’s Vice-President of Research and Development Discusses Advancements in Mining, Predictive Maintenance, and Data Analysis

Wenco’s Vice-President of Research and Development Discusses Advancements in Mining, Predictive Maintenance, and Data Analysis

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Wenco’s Vice-President of Research and Development sat down with Hitachi America last month for an in-depth discussion around challenges and opportunities to uncover more value from mine systems data. Mines are constantly challenged to find new ways to improve performance using the massive amounts of data already being collected. Historically, the immense amounts of...

NEXT 2017 Recap: The biggest unveilings from Hitachi’s annual innovation showcase

NEXT 2017 Recap: The biggest unveilings from Hitachi’s annual innovation showcase

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Last month, Wenco participated in NEXT 2017, Hitachi’s annual showcase of technologies and innovations advancing the digital revolution. Hot on the heels of the event, we sat down with our two delegates — Andrea B. and Leo J. — to talk about their experience, their biggest surprises from the show, and just what –...

How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry

How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry

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Sure, you know Wenco is a major innovator in mining technology. You know our fleet management systems (FMS) are one of the easiest ways to rein in your mine’s cost of production. You know our latest solutions employ leading-edge technology that continues to raise mine performance — things like Big Data, analytics, IoT, and...

Can cloud computing work for mining?

Can cloud computing work for mining?

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Mines need more things to manage like a farmer needs a drought. Mine managers have to keep track of hundreds of workers. Million-dollar equipment. Fluctuating commodity markets. Productivity. Consumables. Maintenance. Safety. The list goes on. That’s why there’s so much technology to make things easier. By now, most mines use an array of sensors,...

4 wild innovations Deloitte thinks will change mining forever

4 wild innovations Deloitte thinks will change mining forever

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What would you make happen automatically, if you could? I know, I know — everything already happens like magic these days. Your laptop auto-connects to the WiFi at Starbucks. Google finishes your search for “hilarious cat video”. Your Ford Focus starts blasting Hall & Oates the second you hop behind the wheel (thanks, iTunes)!...